Season 2 of Santa Clarita Diet on Netflix is at least as good as season 1. You can probably binge-watch it in no time – but you’ll have a blast doing it!
I fell in love with Santa Clarita Diet within minutes of watching the pilot episode. I continued to love it throughout season 1 and now Netflix is giving us season 2.
If you’re so inclined, go ahead and binge-watch season 1 again. That way it’ll last a bit longer and you probably won’t be able to hold back when season 2 of Santa Clarita Diet is released. We certainly couldn’t and we didn’t even have to fear being spoiled.
Season 2 of Santa Clarita Diet takes off where the first season left off. Yet another reason to re-watch season 1 again even though you should have no problem keeping up.
Drew Barrymore’s character, Sheila, is still undead and craving human flesh. Her husband, Joel, is still played by Timothy Olyphant, who is very much alive. Also, their daughter, Abby, is as wonderfully laid back and mature as ever. And wonderfully portrayed by Liv Hewson.
Finally, there’s the boy from next door, Eric, who seems like a bonus member of the Hammond Family. He’s portrayed perfectly by Skyler Gisondo, who makes me laugh every single episode.
That’s actually saying a lot for a show where I love all the actors.
You can watch the trailer for Santa Clarita Diet Season 2 right here or continue reading our review below.
The search for a cure. Well, sorta!
When season 1 ended, the Hammonds (and Eric from next door) were searching for bile from a Serbian person. Upon discovering that an actual cure wasn’t possible, they set their sights on something that would at least stop the virus from progressing.
One thing is being undead, but another is rotting and falling apart. Sheila (Barrymore) lost a toe during season 1.
After failing to get bile from a Serbian grandmother, Joel (Olyphant) finds himself on a 72-hour hold at a psychiatric hospital. Abby and Eric decide that the Internet is the way to go for Serbian bile. Amazingly, an ad on Craig’s List for vomit from a Serbian quickly gives them a lead.
Just like in season 1, the kids (Abby and Eric) seem a lot better at finding practical solutions. Sheila and Joel are far too busy trying to fix problems that arise constantly. Fortunately, it’s rarely due to any fault of their own.
If it was, I think the plot would get tired real quick.
It’s a family affair
Most of the characters in Santa Clarita Diet act in very realistic ways. Sure, the comedy is a big part of it, and one of the leads is undead. But the dialog is brilliant and the storylines just work.
Most of the time it feels like a wonderful role reversal between kids and adults. The adults are running around “learning by doing”, whereas the kids get things done. I love that family dynamic – both between the spouses and the kids. Since the Hammonds and neighbor kid, Eric, are the only four people who know Sheila is undead, they feel like one family unit.
Sure the dialogue is harsher than what we usually get to experience, but it’s also more realistic. And always full of love and honesty.
In season 2 of Santa Clarita Diet, we get a lot more information about the origin of the virus. And we also find out what the little red ball (the one Sheila threw up before becoming undead) really is.
Finally, we discover that there are more undead and people fighting to get rid of the undead.
Santa Clarita Diet season 3?
For me, Santa Clarita Diet is a show I wish could go on forever. I love horror comedy and this show gives me everything I love about the genre; Blood and gore, amazing characters and funny plot twists as well as dialogue. What’s not to love?
Now we just need to know when season 3 of Santa Clarita Diet will be out. No word yet about season 3, but season 2 leaves plenty of room for more fun. Both in terms of mystery, plot and character development.
So please, don’t sit on season 2 of Santa Clarita Diet. Show Netflix that you love it too, so we can get more seasons of the Hammond family – both the living and undead family members.
Santa Clarita Diet is the kind of show I wish I couldn’t binge-watch because it’s over way too soon. But just like indulging your favorite dessert or meal, you will enjoy every second of it!
Season 2 of Santa Clarita Diet is released on Netflix worldwide on March 23, 2018.
Creator: Victor Fresco
Cast: Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant, Liv Hewson, Skyler Gisondo
They’re ordinary husband and wife realtors until she undergoes a dramatic change that sends them down a road of death and destruction. In a good way. In Season 2 they are trying so hard to live their lives under the strange and twisted circumstances. In the process, Joel, Abby, and their next-door neighbor Eric are desperately trying to find a cure. To make things even worse, whatever caused Sheila to turn into a living dead person is spreading, and the people of Santa Clarita have begun to notice an increasing number of missing people in their community.